Horsethief Falls

Divide, CO
Length: 2.50 mi.
Type: Out & Back

About This Trail

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This 2.5 mile out and back trail has a gradual incline to a small waterfall.  It is mostly shaded, and there are some nice views of aspen during the fall.  It is a popular hike during the fall when many people are out looking at the aspen. Along the trail there are “fairy houses” that are fun for the kids to play and explore around. It is a great hike during the summer where kids can play in the water, because it is not a large waterfall.  It is not stroller or wheelchair friendly, and is best not to hike during the winter.  In the beginning is some switchbacks with the most elevation gain, and then it becomes a straight wide trail that the kids can have room to explore.

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Trail Features

Seasons Fall, Spring, and Summer
Surface type Dirt
Elevation gain 551 ft.
Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms No
Cell reception Spotty
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store No
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Creek / River and Waterfall

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $0.00

Dirt parking lot or on the side of the road.

Trail Contributor

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I have lived in Colorado Springs since 2010, and really enjoy hiking! I became active with Hike it Baby in April 2016 and fell in love with carrier hikes. I became a branch ambassador for the Colorado Springs branch in February 2018.  I now help with the national team with localized support and the LEAP program.  I currently host and enjoy toddler led and stroller hikes.